Police have contacted the district transport office to find out the vehicle from which three men allegedly harassed two girls on Fraser Road on Tuesday evening.
A police officer told The Telegraph: “It has been found that the registration plate number (BR-1AA-8684), which the car purportedly had, actually belongs to a bike. Now, there can be two possibilities. The men could have been using fake number plates or an eve-teasing case might have been concocted. However, since a complaint has been lodged, the police are taking it seriously and all Wagon R cars with ‘AA’ number series are being scanned. Help is required from the district transport office in this connection.”
Three men had allegedly teased two students of a private coaching centre along Fraser Road around 8.30 on Tuesday evening. The men travelling in the car (a Wagon R) had stalked the girls for at least five minutes until they reached Biscomaun Towers. The two girls had to put up with abusive language and vulgar comments until they called two male students to bail them out of trouble.
The men, seeing the two boys joining them, had sped off after which the victims went to the Gandhi Maidan police station to lodge a complaint with their friends.
One of the friends said: “They were walking on foot towards the Gandhi Maidan area. My friend and I were walking behind. A vehicle (a Wagon R), coming from the direction of the Dakbungalow area, was moving in the wrong way. The car started to follow the girls as soon as they left the coaching centre with the people inside passing lewd comments. This continued until Biscomaun Towers, when the girls, sensing danger, called us for help. As soon as we came to their rescue, the car sped off.”
Police sources said on Thursday that the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed on the stretch between Fraser Road and Biscomaun Towers had been scanned.
The officer said: “The police have not found anything yet, the scanning of the CCTV records is on. It is being emphasised that the case is being taken seriously and the criminals, if any, will be caught.”
Sources said if the men were using fake number plates, it could be a serious matter.
“The police have come to know that the number plate belongs to a bike. The car, according to the complaint lodged, was white, which narrows down the police’s search.”